Burger King employee who didn’t miss a day of work for 27 years receives $300,000 in donations after company gave him trinkets


Kevin Ford, 54, has worked as a cashier and cook at the chain’s McCarran International Airport location since 1995.

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A Las Vegas Burger King employee who has been with the company for 27 years without taking a day off went viral after his managers gave him a mediocre gift for his service, and now he they have raised more than $300,000 for him.

Kevin Ford, 54, has worked as a cashier and cook at the chain’s McCarran International Airport location since 1995. and when its 27th anniversary came, syour bosses gave you a backpack filled with a movie ticket, a cup of Starbucks, candy and chocolateas reported by FOX 11.

The video of him accepting the gift and thanking his co-workers soon went viral, but many people who viewed the footage were shocked that he was given such an insignificant thank you gift after his years of loyalty to the company.

His daughters soon created a GoFundMe page for their father, seeking to raise around $200, but have surpassed $300,000 in donations. and the number keeps increasing.

“The man in that video is my father. He has worked for 27 years and yes he has never missed a day of work,” Ford’s daughter Seryna wrote at the fundraiser.

“He originally started working on this site as a single dad when he got custody of me and my older sister 27 years ago. Then as our family grew and he remarried, he continued to work there because of the amazing health insurance that was provided to him.”

Seryna wrote that the family was “in no way” asking for money “but if anyone feels like blessing him, he would love to visit his grandchildren.”

On Tuesday, her wish came true when she flew to New York City to appear on NBC’s “Today” show and was reunited with her grandchildren live on television.

“I haven’t seen my grandchildren in over four years, until the other day when ‘The Today Show’ took me to New York and I was able to see them live on television,” Ford told the outlet.

“I’ve been crying all these days as they are and of course I’m crying live on TV again watching my grandchildren.”

As for the money that has been raised for him, Ford said he has no plans yet to retire or take vacations and is focused solely on his family.

“You never know, it’s day to day, but I haven’t thought of anything to do with that money, except visit my grandkids for a while and maybe pay for some college, but I’m not even thinking about that.” she told the medium. “I’m just working.”

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